PREVALENCE OF ACCESSORY CANALS IN PRIMARY MANDIBULAR MOLARS-A RADIOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
Author(s): Cibikkarthik T and Mahesh Ramakrishnan*
Objective: Detailed anatomy of any canal configuration forms the base of successful endodontic treatment. The study planned to evaluate the accessory canals in primary mandibular molars Materials and methods: Eight hundred cases were obtained from a central database of clinical management software in a private Dental University from March 2020 to March 2021.SPSS were used for all the statistical test. Results: Results from the study revealed that most of the accessory canals are seen higher among the male population 57.52% when compared with female population 42.48%. Most of the accessory canals are seen in 2-7 years of age 79.17% and in 2nd mandibular molars 3 canals were common. Conclusion: Predominantly there were three canals in males compared to females. But the difference was not statistically significant. Almost three or four canal configurations are the common variant seen.